British Values at St Laurence's
Pupils are always taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard. Pupils have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas though our Eco-council and E-safety council. St. Laurence’s has an effective School Council whose members are nominated by their peers. The election of these councils are based on pupil votes, reflecting our British Values electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action.
Rule of Law
Throughout the school the importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, the local community or the country, are consistently reinforced in assemblies, as well as when dealing with issues of behaviour and conduct when pupils are expected to accept responsibility for their actions. Each class follows the Good to Be Green Behaviour scheme to reinforce positive behaviour and encourages children to abide by rules. Our pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when rules and laws are broken. Pupils are expected to treat each other with respect on a daily basis in line with the vision, ethos and behaviour policy.
At St Laurence's, we value and strive to consistently create a safe, supportive and positive culture where pupils are actively encouraged to make choices based on their interests and aspirations. In lessons, children are encouraged to opt for challenging tasks and develop positive Growth Mindset, to become resilient, determined and persistent learners. Within PSHCE, RE and the E- Safety programme, pupils learn about their rights and personal freedoms and are encouraged and advised on how to exercise these freedoms safely.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. All members of our school treat each other with respect. This can be seen in the professional relationships formed between our pupils, our staff, parents, carers, guardians, local businesses and other education and training providers. Throughout the year, pupils support local charities with fundraising.
Tolerance of those of different faith and belief
The curriculum at St Laurence's is culturally diverse. Our RE and PSHCE programme strive to demonstrate tolerance and respect for others. Our curriculum and school daily routines develop our pupils’ knowledge and understanding of cultural diversity and embed it into the work of the school.
School and Sports Council Voting (Democracy)